Announcing the Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon!


suRecently, my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood visited my  Facebook group on Joan Fontaine and gave me the excellent idea to host a blogathon in honour of her 100th birthday on October 22, 2017. The idea was definitely an appealing one and I’m glad that Crystal thought about me for hosting it (I think she knows I’m a big fan of Mrs. Fontaine). I had to think a bit about it since the Grace Kelly blogathon is also coming up not long after, but I found it impossible to put that idea aside. I also said to myself that it would be nice if Crystal could co-host it with me and. fortunately, she accepted. This will be our second blogathon collaboration, the first one being the fun Marathon Stars Blogathon that we hosted in March 2016. I hope this one will also be a success.

Joan Fontaine didn’t have as much luck as her sister Olivia de Havilland and died before she could turn 100. Nevertheless, this is not a reason why we shouldn’t celebrate her!

If you want to participate to this blogathon, please consider these few rules:

1- Choose a subject. It can be anything related to Joan Fontaine: her career, a particular movie, her fashion style. You decide. You can submit your subject here, on Crystal’s blog, via e-mail at or, or Twitter (@ginnie_sp). Please notice that the event will take place from October 20 to October 22, 2017. Please provide the name of your blog and the URL.

2- However, there is one subject we don’t allow: an article about her feud with Olivia de Havilland. We are here to celebrate Joan, not to talk about that unfortunate thing. Of course, if you want to write about it on your blog, it’s your own business, but it won’t be considered for the blogathon.

3- We allow duplicates, but only 2 blogs for the same subject.

4- All articles must be new material. We won’t accept posts that were published before the blogathon was announced.

5- We allow a maximum of 2 entries by bloggers, just to give a chance to everybody.

6- Can I participate to the blogathon if I don’t have a blog? Yes! Simply send your text via e-mail and me or Crystal will publish it on our own blog and credit you.

7- Once your subject has been approved, grab one of these beautiful banners and put it on your blog to help us promoting the blogathon. These were made by both me and Crystal.

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Banner made by me


Banner made by Crystal
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Banner made by me
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Banner made by me
Banner made by Crystal

8- On the blogathon’s first day, me and Crystal will update a new post on our respective blogs where we will include all the entries and where you will be able to submit yours. Don’t forget, the blogathon will start on October 20, 2017, and will end on October 22, 2017!

9- If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂


To help you in your choice, here are the topics that have already been claimed twice:

  • Letter From an Unknown Woman
  • Jane Eyre
  • Born to Be Bad
  • Rebecca
  • The Bigamist
  • You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Suspicion

Our participants:

In the Good Old Days of Classic HollywoodLetter From an Unknown Woman (1948)/ Profile on Joan Fontaine’s Life

The Wonderful World of CinemaA Personal Tribute to Joan Fontaine

Taking Up RoomJane Eyre (1943)

A Shroud of ThoughtFrenchman’s Creek (1944)

Life With Books and MoviesJane Eyre (1943)

Anybody Got A Match? – Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Love Letters to Old HollywoodYou Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

Caftan WomanKiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

Defiant SuccessJoan’s Oscar Nominated Performances

Christina WehnerRebecca (1940)

Crítica Retrô – The Bigamist (1953)

Moon in Gemini Born To Be Bad (1950)

Wolffian Classics Movie DigestBorn To Be Bad (1950)

Thoughts All SortsThe Women (1939)

Elizabeth Nelson: Guest post at In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Ivy (1947)

The Dream Book Blog – September Affair (1950)

Cinema CitiesRebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society The Emperor Waltz (1948)

Portraits by Jenni Ivanhoe (1952)

Wide Screen WorldThe Bigamist (1953)

Musings of a Classic Film Addict This Above All (1942)

The Stop ButtonYou Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

Cinephilia Suspicion (1941)

Realweegiemidget Reviews One Step Beyond (Joan Fontaine’s episode)

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films – Personal Tribute (Favourite Joan Fontaine’s Performances)

Pop Culture ReverieThe Users (1978)

Old Hollywood FilmsVoyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1961)




Here is Crystal’s post for the announcement

See you on October 20! 🙂



Thanks to all the Participants of the 3rd Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon!


I’m simply writing this post to thank all the people who participated to my 3rd Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon. We didn’t have as many participants as the previous years, but we still had some fun!

You might have noticed that I haven’t posted my A Woman’s Face review like I was supposed to, but, honestly, I don’t think I will. The blogathon is over and other will be arriving soon, and I think I’m not really in a blogging mood these days. In the meantime, you can always check my 50 Reasons to Love Ingrid Bergman, which I wrote on my blog Three Enchanting Ladies. Enjoy!


However, even if I didn’t write anything for the blogathon in the end, it still was a pleasure for me to host it and read all the participant’s marvelous entries! Don’t forget to read them if you haven’t!

Stay tuned because I’ll soon be announcing another very special blogathon which I will be hosting with my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood!

See you!


The 3rd Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon Is Here!

Well, we are back to celebrate the one and only Ingrid Bergman with the 3rd Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon! This even celebrates her 102nd, birthday. Unfortunately, Ingrid also passed away the same day as her birthday, on August 29, 1982. So that gives us one more reason to honour her memory.


So, the blogathon starts today, August 27, 2017, and will take an end on August 29, 2017. Please submit your entry by commenting on this post or via email ( or via Twitter @ginnie_sp

Talking of Twitter, if you have an account, please provide your Twitter handle. That would be another way for me to promote your article! 🙂

Once your entry would be submitted, I’ll add it to the roster so everybody would have an easy access to it. I’m so impatient to read them! 🙂


The wonderful entries so far


Thanks so much for your participation everybody! And a happy heavenly birthday to our beloved Ingrid ❤



Coming Soon: The 3rd Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon!

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I just came back from a wonderful one month trip to Spain (where, in Seville, I saw two places where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed)! And I must admit I already missed it and I’m bored with Montreal’s undesirable weather. But, if there’s something I missed during my trip, it’s watching classics and blogging, that’s for sure. However, I must admit, I had the chance to see Trouble in Paradise at the Cine Doré in Madrid!

But now I’m back anyway! Admit, you missed me? 😉 And back in strength as I’m here to announce the coming of my 3rd Wonderful Ingrid Bergman  Blogathon, which will celebrate this most talented and beautiful actress at the occasion of her 102th birthday, but also her 35th death anniversary.


As this is the 3rd edition of this blogathon, I’m sure many of you are familiar with it. If not, you are of course most welcome to join us in the festivities. The more the merrier!

There are some simple rules to follow for this blogathon and here they are:

1- Choose a subject. You can write about anything related to Ingrid Bergman. My only request is the usual one: no duplicates (vive la variété!) You are welcome to write more than one entry, but as I don’t allow duplicates, please limit yourself to two.

2- You can submit your subject in the comments section of this post or via Twitter (@Ginnie_SP), email (, or via The Wonderful World of Cinema facebook page. Please provide your subject, the name of your blog and your blog URL.

3- Can I participate even if I don’t have a blog? Yes! You are most welcome to. Here is how we’ll proceed: send me your text via email and I will add it to my blog and credit you as the writer.

4- Once your subject has been accepted and confirm, grab one of these banners to put on your blog in order to help me promote the blogathon. As you can see, I used only pictures of Ingrid’s profile. Ouuuu concept!


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5- Like the previous years, the event will start on August 27 and end on August 29…2017!!

6- On the first day of the blogathon, I will update a new post for the entries where you’ll be able to submit your post. If you could give me your Twitter handle with it, that would be great!

7- If you have any question, don’t hesitate to ask!

Have fun!

Here is the roster:


See you on the 27 to honour the wonderful Ingrid Bergman!